How HR Job Seekers Can Cash-in on the Big Data Craze

Not all number crunching takes place in finance and operations. To be effective, even relevant in the future, employees in every department need to have at least basic analytical skills. Even Human Resources, a discipline traditionally known for “people skills” must embrace this shift if they are to be taken seriously. The Challenge High performing HR professionals help business leaders manage their people data with […]

Strategic Integration: How to Realize the Value of an Acquisition

When organizational leaders can no longer achieve their goals through internal growth engines, they often embark on a merger or acquisition. Many of those transactions, however, falter when leaders fail to achieve the synergies they had expected, typically because of overvaluation of the target organization and a narrow focus on the closing. A significant portion of the blame also can usually be […]

Managing change: Nine common blunders—and how to avoid them

Despite increased awareness of change management processes, principles, and practices, many business leaders continue to struggle with navigating their organization through a change initiative. These challenges often stem from a series of common blunders that can significantly impede progress in achieving project goals. The experiences of several executive sponsors of large-scale change, however, show that employing a holistic change […]